Retek teams with IBM to provide powerhouse e-Business platform
Minneapolis - January 10, 2002 * Retek Inc. today announced its support for the IBM eServer pSeries 690 (code-named "Regatta"). Powered by IBM`s breakthrough POWER4 gigaprocessor and equipped with advanced self-healing and self-managing capabilities, the p690 is an excellent complement to Retek 10. Retek 10, available in March 2002, encompasses Retek`s full footprint of modular, integrated applications combined with Retek`s patented predictive technology, retail experience, excellent service and rapid deployment capabilities.
The IBM eServer p690 server increases the range of manageable and scalable IBM platforms for Retek`s leading retail CRM, merchandising, supply chain and logistics solutions. The combination of Retek software with the IBM eServer system provides customers with a highly-reliable and scalable e-business infrastructure.
Developed in partnership with some of the world`s leading retailers, Retek provides solutions for the challenges retailers face across their business from Retail CRM, to Merchandising, to Supply Chain Management to Logistics. These powerful retail systems require robust servers to efficiently process retailers` high volume of transactions.
"Retek has done extensive benchmarking on the pSeries," says Jeremy Thomas, chief technology officer, Retek. "The p690 technology is very impressive and will deliver the horsepower retailers need for their highly scalable infrastructure systems."
"Working in partnership with leading independent software vendors (ISVs), IBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of software and hardware solutions to effectively manage a company`s e-business infrastructure," said Val Rahmani, general manager, UNIX servers, IBM. "As an industry-leading platform for Retek software, the new IBM eServer p690 with POWER4 microprocessors meets the business-critical needs of our customers` most demanding computing environments."
The p690 is highly scalable, accepting up to 32 POWER4 processors.
"Regatta" runs AIX 5L, the industry`s most open UNIX operating environment. AIX 5L provides increased levels of integration, flexibility and reliability essential for meeting the high demands of today`s e-business applications.
About IBM IBM is the number one server vendor in the world.* For more information, visit www.ibm.com/servers/eserver
*According to Gartner Dataquest`s 3Q worldwide server market database.
About Retek Inc. Retek Inc. is a leading provider of collaborative software solutions and services that help the retail industry create, manage and fulfill consumer demand. The RIS News Leaderboard 2001 ranked Retek the #1 software vendor for retail. Retek`s offering, Retek 10, encompasses Retek`s proven strategies, sophisticated software applications, patented predictive technology, unparalleled services, and the best practices of its customers and partners. Retek 10 provides retailers with the fastest path to sustainable business value. Many of the world`s leading retailers use Retek solutions, including Best Buy, A&P;, Tesco, Family Dollar Stores, Gap, Sainsbury`s, Eckerd Corp. and Kohl`s Department Stores. For more information, visit www.retek.com